Coming Home

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One of the first American films to deal seriously with the plight of Vietnam veterans returning to the States after the war, Coming Home originated from a possibly unlikely source: star Jane Fonda, then a controversial figure in the U.S. read more

One of the first American films to deal seriously with the plight of Vietnam veterans returning to the States after the war, Coming Home originated from a possibly unlikely source: star Jane Fonda, then a controversial figure in the U.S. for her outspoken anti-war beliefs, commissioned the project as a vehicle for exploring the difficulties faced by both returning vets, and the loved ones who remained at home. The result would be one of the most acclaimed movies of the 1970s, and an immensely moving portrait of American life during one of the country’s most turbulent eras.Fonda is Sally Hyde, wife of U.S. Marines Captain Bob Hyde (Bruce Dern), who goes off to Vietnam in 1968 to advance his military career. While initially saddened by her husband’s departure, Sally also begins to experience a sense of self-discovery during his absence, as she volunteers at the local V.A. hospital. While there, she meets Luke (Jon Voight), an old classmate who has returned from Vietnam with a disability and a newly formed anti-war stance. Sally and Luke share a passionate attraction, one which is obviously complicated when Bob also returns home from the war.Director Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, Shampoo) created some of the best American films of the 1970s, and Coming Home became one of his most lauded works, earning a rare place in Academy Awards history as one of the few films to be nominated in all four acting categories, ultimately winning Oscars for both Fonda and Voight, as well as an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. One of the defining “New Hollywood” films of the decade, Coming Home remains powerfully affecting viewing today.

Original Release

02/15/1978

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Cast

Bruce Dern Capt. Bob Hyde
Jane Fonda Sally Hyde
Jon Voight Luke Martin
Penelope Milford Vi Munson
Robert Carradine Bill Munson
Robert Ginty Sgt. Dink Mobley
Mary Jackson Fleta Wilson
Charles Cyphers Pee Wee
Olivia Cole Corrine
Pat Corley Harris
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Hal Ashby

Writers

Nancy Dowd, Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones, Rudy Wurlitzer

Cast

Bruce Dern Capt. Bob Hyde
Jane Fonda Sally Hyde
Jon Voight Luke Martin
Penelope Milford Vi Munson
Robert Carradine Bill Munson
Robert Ginty Sgt. Dink Mobley
Mary Jackson Fleta Wilson
Charles Cyphers Pee Wee
Olivia Cole Corrine
Pat Corley Harris
Beeson Carroll Capt. Earl Delise
Bruce French Dr. Lincoln
Willie Tyler Virgil
David Clennon Tim
Hal Ashby Passenger in Porsche Speedster Flashing the Peace Sign
Mark Carlton Mark at Rap Session
Luis Contreras Demonstrator
Jaye Durkus Gunnery Sergeant
Mark Hateley Luke's Neighbor
Jarvais Hudson Marine

Producers

Editors

Don Zimmerman

1979 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1979 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1979 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1979 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1979 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1979 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1979 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Won
1979 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1979 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1979 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1979 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1979 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1979 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Nominated
1979 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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